"A Clanton kitchen specialty for decades, chicken and dressing includes large hunks of white and dark meat and a dressing that has the Thanksgiving flavor of sage."
"Dennis Patrick said that his chicken fried steak is 'actually more of a country fried steak,' because it is griddle cooked, rather than deep fried, in oil. It is served with genuine mashed potatoes and gently peppered gravy, and here shares plate space with cole slaw and apple sauce."
"The grilled pork chops weren't particularly thick, but were still surprisingly juicy."
"This picture cannot tell you how elegant and fragile is the crust on this excellent coconut pie. Melissa Patrick said that the essential ingredient for a great pie crust is icy cold water."
"Clanton's has been the town cafe for nearly 80 years. Vinita was named for Vinnie Ream, who in 1866 became the first woman and youngest artist ever to receive a commission from the U.S. Government for a statue. She was 18 years old when Congress selected her to create the lifesize marble statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol rotunda."